Anonymous
map-marker Mooresville, Indiana

Triangle Tech Customer Care Review

I graduated in 1994 from greensburg. Now i need transcripts and they do not respond. So much for being accredited!
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Anonymous
map-marker Cranford, New Jersey

Triangle Tech Teacher Review from Cranford, New Jersey

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This place is a fraud the instructors are un organized extremely there is alot of shady stuff that goes on. They dont give you answers to the questions you ask to try to figure things out. Me and my buddy where in the hall and heard an instructor saying that none of us are worth hiring. They are just trying to brush us by i got tests that where graded wrong cheated grades. This place is an extremly big rip off and let down please please do not send your kid to this place or yourself i recommened looking around and checking your options somewhere else IT IS NOT WORTH IT AT TRIANGLE TECH
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Anonymous
map-marker New Providence, New Jersey

Triangle Tech - Electrician Course Review from New Providence, New Jersey

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I am a current 2015 student at greensburg triangle tech this place needs to be turned in for fraud extremely bad they are taking advantage of people at this place it is very bias towards people here. And while i was attending are director got fired. Which led to teachers doing whatever they wanted to do if anyone has any info on who to call please post on here because i will call and do whatever i can the list goes on and on about this place i had everything i needed two cars a place and wanted to further my education and all this place did was put me in debt i was better off where i was seriously this is horrible most of the equipment dont work its out of date i mean i cant believe they get away with this stuff
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Anonymous
map-marker Meadville, Pennsylvania

Schools are rip off

I graduated in in 1986 triangle did the same thing broken promises. i come later to find out the instructors do not have to, have a degree to work there as an instructor, they only need 2 years of exspirerance in related field,He could work in scarp yard cutting junk be your instructor, I had an instructor who made us copy a welding manual word for word. You call that teaching he was a *** to. If you also notice most of the instructors turn over rate is very high. I have run into many students and not one speak any good , they feel they have been taken advantaged of.
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Anonymous
map-marker Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Choose a different school

I was told to I should quit now after the director heard I wanted to join national guard. Was hoping for help to pay student loans instead got hassled and bullied by school administration. Most times class is talking about *** or instructors personal life instead of electricity, so much of class time is a waste of time. Materials are old some out dated. This has been the biggest waste of money and time. Look for a better school the cost will be the same. I wanted this training so bad and after attending this school I want nothing to do with any of it. I regret everyday so much that I'm leaving half way through to find a better school. They will lie in the beginning about job placement as well. They haven't been on a high placement list in years.
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Anonymous
map-marker Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

No one trains you at triangle tech

I am a current student at this school in the WELDING program and there isn't a day that goes by where I regret it. The worst mistake of my life! this school is a JOKE. The price for education is outstanding and the number of students is insane . put thing in prospective for ya... 128 students jammed in a small area working shoulder to shoulder.. they have room for less than half of that.. It took them 6 months to even give me a locker I had to lug around all of my equiptment everywhere I went. When you have a project to do or anything you need to stand in line for about an hour before u can even get started... 3-4 kids in a welding booth... I think there 5 work benches for the 128 students to share....THEFT of your projects,tools, and anything really is a serious problem. I rate this school a 1 out of 5 stars and that's being generous.. save your time and money and do not attend this place you wont learn anything there is just way to many kids for anything to get done..
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In regards to the April 28th comment that another student made. I couldn't agree with him more. It seems to me that all Tri-Angle Tech cares about is the high demand for Welders currently and they will do anything to get as many students enrolled as possible, because this means more money for them. One of the school administrators or directors does drive a really nice BMW Sedan. It's ridiculous that in every classroom we are packed in like sardines. It worked out in the winter though because of how cold some of these classrooms were. At least we had each others body heat (no exaggeration whatsoever). Those who got lockers, were given lockers the size you would think are for elementary school students. This creates multiple issues since of the high theft problems at the Welding building. If you leave a tool, grinder or helmet for even a blink of an eye, you won't have it anymore & are responsible for replacing it. I'm amazed that this school has been able to avoid any news teams coming through, since I know at least 90% of my classmates feel the same way that I do. Not only do we feel this way. I've spoken to multiple people closer to graduation that feel the same way. We are not getting the 1 on 1 that was promised during orientation. We do not get the Weld time that was promised to us, because we have to share booths with 1, 2 & sometimes 3 other people. Your best chance to Weld is during lunch. Also let me mention, bottles of water are not allowed in classrooms. Which to me is completely insane, especially in the welding program. People need to stay hydrated especially people who work with flames @ such high temperatures. The Welding instructors are good guys & try to help out as much as they can. But every one of the 6 or 7 of them are being pulled in every direction, because there are entirely too many students (100-120). These are just a few of my complaints. I just hope if you consider this school, you actually read through this & listen. I do not want anyone else wasting the money that I'm praying I don't. I would have quit in the beginning but you keep getting loads of B.S. from the directors that things are going to change & to not worry. Well I'm extremely worried especially when I hear 3rd & 4th term students with the same complaints & concerns. If things don't change next term. Don't be surprised to see something on Channel 4 news about this program & how much of a rip off it is.

Yours Truly

Current Student @ Tri-Angle Tech Welder program

Russell Wii
map-marker Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

Triangle Tech Rip-Off!

I attended Triangle Tech's RHVAC program in Greensburg, PA. To anyone thinking about attending this school: DON'T!! It is a scam, plain and simple. They recruit students with all sorts of empty promises, just like all the other "trade" schools, then once they have your money, they couldn't care less. They also advertise "lifetime job placement", which is a huge joke. They ask you to supply them with copies of your resume, then claim they sent them to all of their "contacts"... in reality, they probably put them in the "round file" because you don't get one phone call. The instructors are a joke as well. One spent half the class talking about getting drunk, and the other half outside smoking. Another was leaving after he finished with our class group, so he basically adopted an "I don't give a *** if you learn anything" attitude, and spent the nights outside BS'ing with the students he was supposed to be teaching. What little I did learn, I mostly taught myself. As with most trade schools, the tuition is outrageously high and the credits don't transfer ANYWHERE. It cost me $12,000 to get a DIPLOMA (not even a degree) in RHVAC and so far it's proven worthless. HVAC companies don't care about schooling; they're more interested in experience and if you don't have it, you're not getting a job... unless you want to do grunt work for minimum wage. The point is... don't waste your time and money on this scam. Someone needs to start a class-action lawsuit against this outfit and expose them for what they are- SCAM ARTISTS.
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It's too expensive. My son attended a community college for a two year associate degree in RHVAC for about 4,500 tuition for the entire two years - four semesters and the summer session. They had him everywhere for real live working, the university, high rise office buildings, homes, just everywhere and he found a great job right out of college with a grocery store maintaining their heat and air.

He also has 24 real college credits in English, math, psych., an elective which he took US history which are real college courses and will transfer to any college or university.

You get out of any program what you put into it but Triangle Tech is a private for profit school and is way too expensive. They depend upon the federal grant and state grant and all the rest. They are a rip off!

My son's community college had great long term instructors teaching but also working in the field and many owning HVAC companies and employing HVAC people. These instructor were the real deal. The time spent in real life work was great and they did hundreds and hundreds of hours doing real life HVAC work not just in a classroom or lab.

I estimate his tuition for two years, books and the cost of gas and other supplies at around 7,500 and he didn't borrow a dime. He had it made living at home though and if he had to rent as some did in his class then he would have had to borrow money for rent and food but the community college has a great off campus housing center and helps find roommates and decent but affordable two bedroom apts for two guys.

I laughed when I read Triangle Tech's tuition and knew immediately it was a rip off school. Sadly, these for profit, private trade and business schools are milking the system as they not only get all the grant money but many have to borrow and not one credit will transfer if they decide to attend a college for anything be it engineering or business or whatever.

Check into all community colleges in PA first for RHVAC before you enroll in Triangle Tech.

Guest

I currently attend the triangle tech in greensburg, im taking the HVACR course and so far i can say that i am happy with it. Im making a's,, studying every night and feeling pretty confident.

The key is applying yourself to the best of your ability and having good attendance, its not college so if you wanted to go make friends and pass with the bare minimum you will not succeed at triangle tech. When employers come to recruit they look at your attendance record before your grades (it demonstrates a good work ethic) . You cannot get the same training at any other school especially a community college, tri tech is the only school thatgets you an associates degree and specialized skill training, other schools will get you a skill certificate which will get you $12 to 15 an hour if your lucky. I can almost gaurantee that ill be in the $60 to $80 g's a year to start and ill have a job before i graduate.

Basically its all on you, nothing is going to be a given, if youre slackin in school youll slack off in life, if you failed its because you're a failure, dont blame it on the school. If you dont like that then youre a lowlife and im tred of paying your welfare and lettn you mooch off society. If you want a great skilled labor school tri tech is the only way to go, but youre gonna work for it.

As far as tuition its 35000 but after grants and financial aid you end up paying about $7000 after youre graduated and working which is a drop in the bucket compared to the tools, books and knowledge you leave school with. Good luck, vo get that money (doun it legally now)

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Hey so how did the 60 to 80g job pan out? I graduated from ttech in 01 with a 4.3 made their high honor roll 3 oout of 4 terms and high honor roll on the other, no job joy either mst places around here scoff when mentioning triangle tech, as it really helps alot if you train people RIGHT. They were not kidding when they said no one trains you like triangle tech, and the ones who do not are the ones without job placement issues.

Guest

I recently spoke with Triangle Tech about their HVAC program. It seemed like a good program until he got to the cost.

About 34,000 for a year and a half! What?! Medical school is cheaper when you factor in the years. How can any trade school charge that much!

What a shame that during hard economic times they want to try and gouge kids out of so much money. Luckily, I found that I can get the same credentials from an other trade school for about 7k for the whole program or go to a community college that offers an associate degree in HVACR for even less then that.

Do your homework. It's certainly not worth the price.

Guest

I attended triangle tech from 2003 til 2005. I worked mt *** off and achieved a 4.0 GPA.

I had a job lined up for me the day before i graduated.

Don't let some slacker who wants the school to give him good grades then find him a high paying job while he kicks back in his recliner. Triangle Tech is the same as any other school, you get back what you put in.

Guest

No career placement, no real benefit. They told our class they couldn't place anyone due to the economy, thats three months after promising us all jobs in VA. Save your money, got to a REAL school.

Guest

Do not go to Sunbury school! I repeat....DO NOT go unless you want to waste $32,000! Thay are all the same ......

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Does anyone have info on the Sunbury School? I was just wondering if it is as bad compared to all the other locations I'm hearing about.

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i am currently at the Sunbury school.... It is not worth it a massive waste of time and money

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Yo I'm sitting in the TTech Pittsburgh now. Haha

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